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December 2010 Issue

  • Cowboy Consultant:
    Enough Talk—Let's Start Something!
    Preparation, forms, plans and advice
  • Mac in the Shell:
    Ruby Basics for IT
    Useful Ruby for the Mac OS X Administrator
  • CoreSec: Security topics for administrators and programmers:
    Securing the Holidays
    Keep your holidays happy and safe with some security basics
  • Gadgets for Geeks
    Fun stuff any self-respecting geek would love
  • SysAdmin Street Cred
    10 essentials you need to be taken seriously by other Unix Sysadmins
  • Developer to Developer:
    Logging with a Purpose
    A look at logging techniques in Objective-C applications
  • MacEnterprise:
    Managing Software Installs with Munki—Part 3
    Using munki for installs, updates, removals and more
  • 2011 Buyer's Guide
  • Kool Tools:
    Aunsoft Video Converter
  • The MacTech Spotlight:
    Jamie Phelps, Epiphany Media

November 2010 Issue

  • Mac in the Shell:
    Automating System Administration Tasks
    Development tools to be a better sysadmin
  • An Open Letter on Teaching System Administration
  • Developer to Developer:
    Thanks for the Memory, Part 2 A look at how memory is managed in Objective-C
  • MacTech Labs:
    Office 2011 Benchmarks
    How well does Office for Mac 2011 run compared to Office 2008 and 2004?
  • Backup 101
    A consultant's guide to the complicated world of data backup
  • MacEnterprise:
    Managing Software Installs with Munki, Part 2
    Setting up a demonstration Munki Server
  • CoreSec: Security topics for administrators and programmers
    To Flash or Not to Flash
    A look at the Flash controversy from a strictly security perspective
  • Kool Tools:
    360 Works Email Plugin
    Softpress Systems Freeway 5.5
    Matrox DualHead2Go DP Edition
  • The MacTech Spotlight:
    MacTech Conference 2010
    Photo highlights of our first annual conference

October 2010 Issue

  • Mac in the Shell:
    No-Mouse GUI Control
    Or, more shell-like antics in the GUI
  • Consultant Cowboy:
    Your Own Software Consultancy Business: More Starting Thoughts
    Things to think about, about yourself, before going out on your own
  • Maker Faire NYC, 2010:
    A unique, fun learning experience
  • MacTech Showcase:
    Thursby Software
    Leaders in Mac-Windows Integration
  • MacEnterprise:
    Managing Software Installs with Munki
    An introduction to software deployment with Munki
  • The Receipts Database
    How post-10.4 systems keep track of installed software
  • Developer to Developer:
    Thanks for the Memory
    A look at how memory is managed in Objective-C
  • CoreSec: Security topics for administrators and programmers
    Is Your Mail Really Safe?
    An overview of current mail-delivery methods and their security options
  • Kool Tools:
    AppleTV
    Good, but no replacement for cable
  • The MacTech Spotlight:
    Andrew Pepperell
    http://alfredapp.com

September 2010 Issue

  • Mac in the Shell
    Window Management for Keyboard Junkies
    Or, making the GUI act like the command line
  • Sharkfest 2010
    The Annual Wireshark Network and Packet Analysis Conference
  • Scripting with SatImage, Part 2
  • MacEnterprise:
    A Second Date with AAMEE
    Revisiting Adobe Application Manager, Enterprise Edition
  • Your Own Software Consultancy Business: Starting Thoughts
    Things to think about before going out on your own
  • Developer to Developer
    What's Your Style?
    A look at coding style and formatting in Objective-C
  • Installing Joomla! on a Mac
  • CoreSec: It's Not Your Kid's Cell Phone Any More
    iOS 4 is changing the portable device game with serious enterprise features
  • Kool Tools
    Checkout
    MailPlane
    Hansaworld Enterprise
    TrueShip ReadyShipper
  • The MacTech Spotlight:
    Philippe Casgrain
    TransGaming, Inc.

August 2010 Issue

  • Mac in the Shell
    Five Favorite Shell Tricks
    My favorite ways to make bash easier and more powerful
  • The Knowledge Bias
    Techniques for keeping things in perspective
  • From iPhone to iPad
    Converting an iPhone app to a Universal app
  • MacEnterprise
    Managing Firefox, Revisited
    Managing Firefox Settings for your organization
  • CoreSec: Knock Knock, It's the Year 2010 Calling
    An interview with Sven Gossel, CEO of Charismathics
  • Scripting with SatImage, Part 1
    Introducing the SatImage scripting addition
  • Creating a Dashboard Widget that Supports Localization
  • The MacTech Spotlight
    Jayson Adams
    Circus Ponies Software

July 2010 Issue

  • Swaine Manor
    The Object of Our Affliction
    A few facts and non-facts about Objective-C
  • Mac in the Shell
    Math in the Shell
    Down to some lesser-used aspects of bash
  • CoreSec: Understanding 802.1x
    Network access controls keep unauthorized machines off the network
  • MacEnterprise:
    Meet AAMEE
    An introduction to Adobe Application Manager, Enterprise Edition
  • Mind Mapping
    Making your point visually
  • NSConference 2010
    A summary of this year's NSConference
  • A Dashboard Widget that Supports Copy-and-Paste
    How to implement Copy-and-Paste in Dashboard
  • Authoring Daemons in Mac OS X
    A framework for writing and deploying background processes easily
  • Kool Tools:
    Data Recovery Software
    MacSpeech Scribe
    PureCM Professional
    AccountEdge 2010
  • The MacTech Spotlight:
    Jacob Gorban
    Apparent Software

June 2010 Issue

  • Swaine Manor
    Oh Noes! Apple is Turning into the Borg!
    ...Or IBM. Or Google. Or Something. Anyway, It's Time to Panic.
  • GitConfig GUI
    Building a Gui for git-config
  • Mac in the Shell:
    bash String Operations
    Or, doing more with less
  • CoreSec: Security topics for administrators and programmers
  • MacEnterprise:
    iPad in the Enterprise
    Is Apple's latest creation an enterprise tool?
  • BBEdit Language Modules
    Adding new language support to BBEdit and TextWrangler
  • The MacTech Spotlight:
    Boisy G. Pitre
    http://www.tee-boy.com

May 2010 Issue

  • Swaine Manor
    Apple’s Tough Love
    So a Priest, a Rabbi, and an iPhone Prototype Walk into a Bar...
  • Mac in the Shell:
    Dating Files
    Or, dating files through scripting
  • MacEnterprise
    WWDC For Enterprise Admins
    What to do at WWDC 2010
  • Development in the Age of the iPad
    Changes in the iPhone 3.2 SDK
  • The Road to Code:
    Calling All CPUs
    Operation Cues and Grand Central Dispatch
  • Making PKG files with The Luggage
  • Source Metrics on Xcode
    Writing metrics for Xcode’s new script system
  • The MacTech Spotlight
    Daniel Stodle
    http://www.scsc.no

April 2010 Issue

  • Swaine Manor
    Flash in the Pad
    What's all this fuss I keep hearing about Flash in the iPad?
  • Using JAMF Software's Casper Suite to Deploy Windows
    within a Mac Dual-boot environment
  • MacEnterprise
    Sparseimage Conversion
    Scripting the conversion of a Filevault sparseimage to a sparsebundle
  • Branching Out with Git
    Learn how to use Git to manage code branches
  • The Road to Code:
    Building Blocks
    Introduction to blocks
  • Game Development for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch, Part 3:
    Using the cocos2d and Chipmunk Frameworks
    Tools for building 2D games
  • Plugging Up BBEdit
    Learn how to write a BBEdit tool plug-in with Xcode
  • The MacTech Spotlight
    Daniel Treiman
    http://gendaigames.com

March 2010 Issue

  • Swaine Manor
    iPonder iPad
    Everything that needs to be said about the iPad
  • How To Watch HD From A Cable Or Satellite Receiver On Your Mac
  • Integrating Podcast Producer 2 and Your CMS
    How to use Podcast Producer 2 and several popular CMS packages
  • Mac in the Shell:
    Dropbox in the Shell
    Or, Integrating Dropbox and bash!
  • MacEnterprise:
    Local MCX Revisited
    Using an alternate local directory node for MCX data
  • The MacTech 25 (3)
    The 25 most influential Rock Stars, MVPs, Prophets, and Pundits
    in the Apple Technical Community
  • Game Development for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch
    Using the cocos2d and Chipmunk Frameworks
    Tools for building 2D games
  • 25 Years of MacTech
    Mac Memories by Adam Engst
  • Kool Tools:
    Fiber Channel Connectivity Products for Mac OS X
    CS Odessa's ConceptDraw Office
    Fresh-Squeezed Review: Aquafadas' iDive 2
  • The MacTech Spotlight:
    Vlad Alexa
    http://vladalexa.com

February 2010 Issue

  • MacWorld 2010 Roundup
    Or, What happened, and what didn't?
  • An Introduction to Gnuplot
    What Gnuplot is and how to use it
  • Mac in the Shell:
    Where to Begin
    The path of learning begins with you
  • Websites that Sell
    All we know about starting an Apple business, from the idea, to product launch and beyond.
  • iPhone, iPad, & iPod Touch Game Development Frameworks
    Tools for building 2D games
  • 25 Years of MacTech
    Mac Memories by Gary Vodvorka
  • The Flat Package
    Examining a newer package format
  • MacEnterprise:
    Custom Slide Show Screen Savers
    Leveraging a new Snow Leopard feature for informational displays
  • Kool Tools:
    PowerBook Medic's Dual Drives
    Flash Decompiler Trillix
    Cognito Software's MoneyWorks
    CarMD's Handheld Tester & Software System
  • The MacTech Spotlight:
    Andy Kim, The Potion Factory

January 2010 Issue

  • Swaine Manor
    Of Bling, and Bing, and Ning
    A riff on Macworld, Roman Numerals, and Chinese Theaters
    by Michael Swaine
  • Mac in the Shell
    Debugging Python with MacVim
    IDE-like debugging without leaving vim
  • Unlocking Podcast Producer v2: Under the Hood
    Customizing and extending workflows
  • Reducing Xserve Fan Speeds
    Forgotten maintenance increases wear on your server
  • The Road to Code:
    Custom House
    Creating and using custom frameworks
  • MacEnterprise:
    Screen Saver and loginwindow: Friends at Last
    Using MCX to manage a new Snow Leopard feature
  • Develop for Quality
    All we know about starting an Apple business, from the idea, to product launch and beyond.
  • New Tools for Collaboration:
    A Passion for Exchange Clients
    "Bells and whistles," or, "Do what you do well."
  • 25 Years of MacTech
    Mac Memories by Brian Greenstone
  • MacTech Labs:
    Head to Head: Parallels Desktop for Mac vs. VMware Fusion
    How do VMware Fusion 3 and Parallels Desktop 5 for Mac compare?
  • The MacTech Spotlight
    Aaron Smith: http://Macendeavor.com

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